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Elijah
09-11-2002, 01:16 AM
I've had XP for a long wile now (sence it came out) and i just formatted my HD... well i get a little message telling me i cannot activeate windows becuse my CD Key has been used to meny times... now sence i've had XP i have formatted a large number of times... Is this microsofts trick to get you to but another copy?

Old_Ben
09-11-2002, 01:22 AM
No I think it's to stop from getting you to burn a copy of the cd and giving the key away. This probably happens a lot, and it's the only way they can protect against it.

JaseP
09-11-2002, 01:27 AM
Switch to Linux, man,....

You can run Jedi Outcast from WineX and it runs just about flawlessly,...

Linux will never contain product activation.

Elijah
09-11-2002, 01:40 AM
Originally posted by Old_Ben
No I think it's to stop from getting you to burn a copy of the cd and giving the key away. This probably happens a lot, and it's the only way they can protect against it.

Even if you burn a copy you still need a Key! and its kinda like taking away MY freedom to format as i see fit.

NerfYoda
09-11-2002, 02:19 AM
Originally posted by JaseP
Switch to Linux, man,....

You can run Jedi Outcast from WineX and it runs just about flawlessly,...

Linux will never contain product activation.

I've been thinking about doing that. Dont you have to pay to use WineX? Does it support any other fancy games?

Absurd
09-11-2002, 06:47 AM
They give you a phone # to call.

Kstar__2
09-11-2002, 10:13 AM
u have 2 call a number, and give the activation key, and than they will activate your winXP version

acdcfanbill
09-11-2002, 11:33 AM
i heard that walmart is going to be selling computers with Lindows on them... i guess even the evil walmart empire doesnt like the evil microsoft empire :p :D